Who would have thought at the beginning of this Stanley Cup betting series that this would turn out to be one of the most compelling hockey betting matchups of the postseason? With the Chicago Blackhawks clinging to a 3-2 lead with the series headed back to Vancouver this NHL playoff betting series is far from over and win tonight by the Canucks would throw this hockey odds battle into overdrive.
This series has been like Dr Jeckly and Mr Hyde, taking on several identies from game to game. At the start of this Stanley Cup betting series the Canucks jumped out of the gates handing the Hawks a beat down on their own ice. It looked like Vancouver would be the dominant team in this hockey odds matchup but then the Hawks came storming back winning three games a row and taking a 3-1 lead in the NHL betting series.
Then, yet again, the momentum shifted and the Canucks got a big in Game 5 keeping the team’s Stanley Cup betting hopes alive. Right now Vancouver still controls the momentum of this series and with the home ice advantage in Game 6 a Game 7 hockey betting matchup in Chicago for all the marble seems like a very distinct possibility.
In order for the Canucks to win they simply need to play like they’ve played in their previous wins during this NHL postseason betting series: be aggressive on offense and goalie Roberto Luongo must be sharp. In fact, Luongo is the key to this series. He’s the most important –and arguably the best- player on either team but he’s been inconsistent this NHL betting postseason and especially so in this series.
He must keep a tight lid on the goal and if he does the Canucks will win. This team has more than enough fire power up front to net a goal or two, but the final result rests on his ability to keep their opponents out of the net. Look for Luongo to play a solid game and the Canucks to force a Game 7 NHL betting matchup in Chicago.